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Birdy Literature

It’s getting to be winter birding season here in southern Ontario, which means the gulls are active, the ducks are looking resplendent, the owls are playing hard-to-get, solitary, vicious Northern Shrikes lurk in the tops of trees, Evening and Pine … Continue reading

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What, if Anything, is a Hoary Redpoll?

Posted by Bob Lefebvre, Calgary The last two winters have seen huge irruptions of redpolls into the Calgary area, and across much of southern Canada and the northern continental US. This doesn’t happen every year, and it has been difficult … Continue reading

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A Snowy Pair

Recently, my husband and I had occasion to take a prairie drive to a small town south east of Calgary. Having taken this route many times, the camera and binos were on my lap, ready for any snowy owls we … Continue reading

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Greetings from Toronto!

Dear Birders, I’m thrilled to be part of the BirdCanada.com community! I’m an amateur birder from Toronto and will be guest-posting on the 26th of every month. In addition to my posts on this website, you can also read my … Continue reading

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But It’s Cold Out There

Ah yes, the great Canadian winter. Trying to focus the binos with gloves on, not being able to hear bird calls because of the hat(s), sniffy noses and frozen toes. We’re a hardy lot though, and won’t let a piddly … Continue reading

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My GBBC – Plus 1 Minus 1

The Great Backyard Bird Count, which takes place annually in February, is a great way for people to get involved in the citizen science aspect of birding. I’m always keeping an eye on the birds in my yard anyway, so … Continue reading

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Winter Owls In Canada

The last week of February means our Canadian winter is on the way out, and there’s no better way to mark the occasion than with this absolutely stunning video of northern owls from Canada Wild. Andrew Manske’s slow motion owl … Continue reading

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The Backyard Bird Count Is Coming!

From February 17-20, take part in a free, family-friendly, educational activity that is loads of fun and supports bird conservation! Each year, tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), counting birds … Continue reading

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Here A Redpoll, There a Redpoll…

Everywhere a common redpoll. My yard has been full of these appealing little finches for the past couple of months. These small seed eaters aren’t choosy – they like niger seed, black oil sunflowers and sunflower chips. They eat at … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Boreal Chickadees

Guest Photos by Daniel Arndt, Calgary birder and nature photographer Dan has also written a terrific post for the Birds Calgary blog on these sweethearts of the boreal forest and many other birds that share their habitat. You can check … Continue reading

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